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World Coin Highlights – Stacks Bowers 2015 ANA Auction

World Coin Highlights – Stacks Bowers 2015 ANA Auction

The following coins are just a few of the highlights in the upcoming Stacks Bowers 2015 World Coins ANA Auction. CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 10 Dukatu, 1936. NGC MS-63. Lot: 30224 – Fr-4; KM-14. Mintage of only 633. Individual pieces typically remain in the same collection for many years, hence quite infrequently offered. PCGS has never seen one, […]

Two Extremely Rare 1982 Panda Patterns kick off the Modern Chinese Coin Session of our August Hong Kong Auction

Two Extremely Rare 1982 Panda Patterns kick off the Modern Chinese Coin Session of our August Hong Kong Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers The Panda Series of modern Chinese coins have seen over three decades of numismatic success, and this August Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is proud to offer two exceptionally rare 1982 Panda Patterns from the beginning of this series. In 1982 the China Mint decided to produce a […]

Paper Money Highlights from the upcoming Stacks Bowers ANA sale

Paper Money Highlights from the upcoming Stacks Bowers ANA sale

The following are five highlights from the upcoming Stacks Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA Paper Money Auction: Finest Known 1869 “Rainbow” One Dollar Legal Tender PCGS Superb Gem New 67 PPQ Lot# 40082 – Fr. 18. 1869 $1 Legal Tender Note. PCGS Superb Gem New 67 PPQ. The 1869 series of Legal Tender Notes are among […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Announce Details of August 2015 Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian Coins, Currency

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Announce Details of August 2015 Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian Coins, Currency

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of our upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held August 24 through 26 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. As the undisputed leading auctioneer of rare coins and banknotes in Southeast Asia, our […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Rare Asian Banknotes Hong Kong Auction August 24-26

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Rare Asian Banknotes Hong Kong Auction August 24-26

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August 2015 Hong Kong Currency Auction will showcase an incredible array of rare Asian banknotes. The sale will lead with Chinese material starting with an impressive selection of Empirical issues with many examples of the popular “Ming Note,” as well as pieces from the Ch’ing Dynasty and Board of Revenue […]

1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar featured in Stacks Bowers Rarities Night Coin Auction

1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar featured in Stacks Bowers Rarities Night Coin Auction

By James McCartney  – Stacks Bowers …….. By 1885, the Carson City Mint had been striking coins for 15 years. The success of the nearby Comstock Lode prompted government officials to push for a federal mint in the area, hoping it would guarantee a steady supply of bullion, increased production figures and sustained profitability. These […]

Modern Banknotes, A Fascinating Part of Collecting Currency

Modern Banknotes, A Fascinating Part of Collecting Currency

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency at Stacks Bowers……. Most collectors are interested in securing banknotes produced prior to their births, but as time goes on more and more people develop a passion for modern bank notes. Several issues of currency produced no more than half a decade ago are already scarce and in […]

World Coins – Exceptional Prussian Gold Coin – 2 Frederick d’Or in Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

World Coins – Exceptional Prussian Gold Coin – 2 Frederick d’Or in Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

By Bruce Walker and Chris Chatigny – Stacks Bowers Numismatists & Catalogers …. The world and ancient coin section of our Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money is now online. The over 1,500 world and ancient coins to be offered will appeal to a variety of collectors. You can […]

Gorgeous Gem Judd-67 Pattern Gold Dollar to be Featured at Stacks Bowers Rarities Night in Chicago

Gorgeous Gem Judd-67 Pattern Gold Dollar to be Featured at Stacks Bowers Rarities Night in Chicago

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers …….. While the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia had been striking gold coins since 1795, these quarter eagle, half eagle, and eagle denominations represented a large sum of money and were mostly used in large business transactions. Many were also sent abroad and melted to take advantage […]

The Demise of the Printed Word in Numismatics

The Demise of the Printed Word in Numismatics

By Harvey G. Stack,  Founder – Stacks Bowers ………….. In Part 1 of this story, I discussed the various printed information sources that influenced my nearly 70 years as a professional numismatist. As the hobby grew in the years from about 1980 to the present, the quantity of printed numismatic material grew. As more people […]

Better Know Your Notes: Robert Morris and the “Black Back” $10 Silver Certificates of the Series of 1880

Better Know Your Notes: Robert Morris and the “Black Back” $10 Silver Certificates of the Series of 1880

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist – Stacks Bowers….   Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo features a stunning Fr. 288 “Black Back” 1880 $10 Silver Certificate. Featured on these scarce notes is the portrait of founding father and financer of the American Revolution, Robert Morris. Morris was born […]

The Magnificent Twin Leaf Collection: A Great Collection of Cents is the Story of American Numismatics

The Magnificent Twin Leaf Collection: A Great Collection of Cents is the Story of American Numismatics

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries…. October 15, 1792 “In execution of the authority given by the legislature, measures have been taken for engaging some artists from abroad to aid in the establishment of our mint; provision has been made for the requisite buildings, and these are now putting into proper condition for the purposes of the […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Showcases World Coins and Currency in the Upcoming 2015 World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Showcases World Coins and Currency in the Upcoming 2015 World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s-Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming World Coin, Ancient Coin and World Paper Money Auction, to be held in conjunction with the 2015 World’s Fair of Money. The convention will be hosted by the American Numismatic Association and will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, […]

Coin Collector Profiles – The Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection

Coin Collector Profiles – The Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection

An Appreciation by Gordon J. Wrubel ………… As with many serious collectors, Douglas Kaselitz, known to his friends as Doug, developed a strong passion for coin collecting at a very young age. Also like many budding mid-century collectors, he financed his earliest purchases with his first job, at the age of 12, delivering newspapers. While […]

Small Size Type Notes Highlighted in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries  July Baltimore Currency Auction

Small Size Type Notes Highlighted in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries July Baltimore Currency Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries upcoming Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectible Summer Expo will feature a number of important United States small size currency offerings. Among the more than 1,200 lots of currency offered in the auction is an impressive Fr. 1700 1933 $10 Silver Certificate graded Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ by PMG and pedigreed […]

Impressive Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation Note Among August Hong Kong Currency Highlights

Impressive Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation Note Among August Hong Kong Currency Highlights

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency – Stack’s Bowers One of many remarkable far eastern banknotes to be offered in our upcoming August Hong Kong sale will be this $100 specimen note from 1922. The note was issued by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, an institution that is one of the oldest […]

105 Coins to be Offered in Pogue II Auction in September

105 Coins to be Offered in Pogue II Auction in September

Stack’s Bowers Galleries‘ auction offering of the unparalleled D. Brent Pogue Collection of Masterpieces of United States Coinage continues on September 30, 2015 in New York City. The Pogue II sale will continue the offering of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of half dollars, focusing on coins of the Capped Bust type from 1807 to […]

Rare Proof 1859 New Reverse Quarter Eagle to be Sold at Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale

Rare Proof 1859 New Reverse Quarter Eagle to be Sold at Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the Rubin Family Collection as part of our Official Auction in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money to be held in Rosemont, Illinois in August of this year. This small collection of gold, silver and copper coins includes the finest of three known Proof 1859 quarter […]

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction:  D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction: D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

By Stack’s Bowers….   Collectors bid over $25 million to purchase just 128 coins Tuesday night at the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York City. The single finest known example of the 1808 quarter eagle, graded MS-65 (PCGS), realized $2.35 million, a new world […]

The D. Brent Pogue Collection: An Appreciation

The D. Brent Pogue Collection: An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant….   There have been auctions of American coins conducted in the United States since the decade following the nation’s founding. Even before the establishment of the United States Mint in 1792, collectors with an interest in art, geography, and history assembled cabinets of fine specimens, chosen for their rarity, their […]

Exceptional Bank of New York Bank Note Serial Number 1 “Lazy Deuce” Offered in May Rarities Auction with Sotheby’s

Exceptional Bank of New York Bank Note Serial Number 1 “Lazy Deuce” Offered in May Rarities Auction with Sotheby’s

By Brad Ciociola – Stack’s Bowers….   An exceptional Serial Number 1 Original Series “Lazy Deuce” from the Bank of New York, National Banking Association of New York, New York will be offered in Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s upcoming Rarities Auction on May 20 in New York City. This fantastic National Currency note has been graded and encapsulated […]

Brian Kendrella of Stacks Bowers on CNBC’s Squawk Box Highlighting Pogue Coins

Brian Kendrella of Stacks Bowers on CNBC’s Squawk Box Highlighting Pogue Coins

Stack’s Bowers Galleries President Brian Kendrella, made an appearance this week on CNBC’s Squawk Box to talk about highlights from the D. Brent Pogue Collection to be auctioned May 19th in NYC. With over $200 million of valuable coins will be sold,  the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection sale presented by Stacks Bowers […]

Coin Profile – Probable Finest Known 1873-S US Gold Eagle Recently Discovered in Europe

Coin Profile – Probable Finest Known 1873-S US Gold Eagle Recently Discovered in Europe

By Greg Cohen – Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins at Stack’s Bowers….   Every once in a while, a previously unknown cache of coins that yields a new discovery surprises the numismatic market. Sometimes a new variety or date in a series is uncovered or the census of known examples and their grades is […]

View the Twin Leaf Collection at the Early American Coppers Show

View the Twin Leaf Collection at the Early American Coppers Show

By John Pack – Stack’s Bowers….   The Twin Leaf Collection of Large Cents is the current finest collection of Middle Date and Late Date large cents, 1816-1857. It also includes the extremely rare Patterns of 1868, in Nickel and Copper, as well as more than 50 Proofs from 1817 to 1857–an unparalleled selection of these […]

Finest Certified MCMVII UHR Double Eagle to Star in Stack’s Bowers Sotheby’s New York Rarities Sale

Finest Certified MCMVII UHR Double Eagle to Star in Stack’s Bowers Sotheby’s New York Rarities Sale

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are pleased to announce the consignment of the finest certified 1907 Ultra High Relief (UHR) double eagle, arguably the most beautiful coin design ever struck by the U.S. Mint. Graded and encapsulated by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as Proof-69, this example last sold in the June 2012 Stack’s […]

Nearly $9 Mil. for Rare Asian Coins at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Nearly $9 Mil. for Rare Asian Coins at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Anchored by the W & B Capital Collection, the April 2015 Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong auction was another major success for the firm. Bidders actively competed for coins, banknotes, medals, and other Asian numismatic items offered. The total price realized of $8,983,418 exceeded the high end estimate by $1,640,000 (all prices include the […]

Kendall, Holecek Collections Lead Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Kendall, Holecek Collections Lead Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Thousands of coins, medals, and banknotes crossed the block during the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, March 26 and 27. The offering, presented in three catalogs, featured some of the most noteworthy colonial era numismatic items ever offered and one of the most extensive offerings of small-sized, large denomination […]

Gem Half Dollars of 1796 and 1797, A Unique Foursome of Rarities!

Gem Half Dollars of 1796 and 1797, A Unique Foursome of Rarities!

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers….   Among all United States silver coin designs the rarest of the rare is that used only in 1796 and 1797. The obverse is the Draped Bust type with Liberty facing to the right. The reverse is the Small Eagle type with the national bird perched on a […]

Stacks’ Bowers Offers Online Version of Pogue Collection Auction Catalog

Stacks’ Bowers Offers Online Version of Pogue Collection Auction Catalog

Stack’s Bowers has published the highly-anticipated auction catalog for the first sale from the D. Brent Pogue Family Rare Coin Cabinet. The first volume comes in at 277 pages and is titled: The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part I. Stack’s Bowers catalog subscribers report that the sale catalogs have shipped […]

Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Currency Auction Totals Almost $4.7 Million

Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Currency Auction Totals Almost $4.7 Million

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official currency auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo came to a close on Monday with the conclusion of the live Internet only session. In all, the March currency auction realized $4.69 million in sales with the 17.5% buyer’s premium included. Director of Currency Auctions Peter Treglia stated: “We […]

 
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